With the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel now just weeks away from finally satiating horror-hungry fans, FX is wasting little time hyping Lady Gaga’s distinctly Gaga-esque character The Countess. The Countess, also known simply as Elizabeth, is the enviably well-dressed owner of the infamous Hotel Cortez. According to Gaga, the main source of fashion inspiration for The Countess was the inimitable Daphne Guinnness.
“I’ve just been weeping while I’m here because I have returned to something I’ve believed in so much, which is the art of darkness,” Gaga told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. “It’s not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do — Horror Story fans, my fans — there is a true connection between us and it’s a language within itself.”
American Horror Story: Hotel, which also stars Kathy Bates and Chloë Sevigny, is set to unveil the first of 13 new episodes on October 7 via FX.